"Filled with vibrant cassis fruit, the medium-bodied 2016 Crozes Hermitage la Petite Ruche is an attractive Syrah. With its silky tannins and forward nature, it should provide easy pleasure upon release and for up to another 5 years.2018-2023"
Vinous - 91/100
"Brilliant ruby. Pungent dark berry, cherry and licorice scents are sharpened by peppery spice and mocha flourishes. Fleshy blueberry and bitter cherry flavors slowly gain sweetness in the glass and pick up a smoky nuance on the back half. Unwinds steadily with air and finishes smooth and long, displaying gentle sweetness and rounded tannins."
Jancis Robinson - 16/20
"Spicy and sweet on the nose, with oak influence giving vanilla aromas. There's enough black fruit on the palate to match, and a pleasant leathery note adding complexity to the finish."
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